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Baseball: Suzuki HR lifts Cubs to win, Ohtani extends hitting streak

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, center, receives the Nick Adenhart Pitcher of the Year and Angels team MVP awards prior to the team's baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Oct. 1, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

CHICAGO (Kyodo) -- Seiya Suzuki hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the seventh inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Saturday for their sixth consecutive win.

    Shohei Ohtani extended his MLB career-best hitting streak to 16 games with an eighth-inning single in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers after signing a one-year, $30 million deal with the Angels for the 2023 season.

    Suzuki's homer to left-center off Derek Law, his 14th of the season, broke a 1-1 tie at Wrigley Field. The rookie outfielder pumped his fist as he rounded first base.

    "With our pitchers doing well, I wanted us to score one run," Suzuki said of his first home run since he became a father. "It was good because I wanted fans to feel good."

    Suzuki went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in the afternoon. He returned from Japan earlier in the week, following a trip home to attend the birth of his first child.

    At Angel Stadium, Ohtani singled to left in the eighth after going hitless in his previous three at-bats. The Angels won their sixth straight game.

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